CPA Preparation

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the title of qualified accountants in the United States that have demonstrated their accounting proficiency by passing the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have fulfilled specific state requirements. These accountants are trusted by millions of Americans for tax preparation, auditing, and a variety of other accounting needs. The CPA exam is composed of four sections: 1) Auditing and Attestation-planning the engagement, internal controls, obtaining and documenting information, reviewing engagements and evaluating information, and preparing communications, 2) Financial Accounting and Reporting–knowledge of concepts and standards for financial statements, typical items in financial statements, specific types of transactions and events, accounting and reporting for governmental agencies, and accounting and reporting for non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations, 3) Regulation–ethics and professional responsibility, business law, Federal tax procedures and accounting issues, and 4)Business Environment and Concepts–business structures, economic concepts, financial management, information technology, and planning and measurement.

In general, each state additionally requires 150 semester credits, a bachelor’s degree, and a specified number of business and accounting courses. Bachelor’s or Master’s programs can satisfy these requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Online CPA Preparation Degrees

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Learn how to help businesses track income, assets and expenses over time in a range of settings that will suit your lifestyle. If you really want to learn how businesses operate, an accounting degree can provide you with that foundation.


Kaplan University's online Associate of Applied Science in Accounting will teach you the theories and principles of business accounting, and provide you with the technical skills you need to succeed in an entry-level accounting position. You also can go on to earn your B.S. in accounting with specialties in auditing and managerial accountancy.
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AIU Online developed its Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and Finance degree completion program to prepare students for career opportunities such as internal auditors, loan officers, personal financial advisers and more. Graduates also have a strong foundation for continued studies and can apply for AIU Online's MBA program in accounting upon graduation.
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Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (BAACC) degree in the comfort of your home from Ashford University, and develop the necessary analytical, conceptual and technical knowledge and proficiency in this field. Upon graduation, you will possess a practical understanding of these ideas and other important accounting concepts and skills required to demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures.
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